Manila Sharks secure top spot heading into playoffs

07/03/11 - THE DEFENDING champions Manila Sharks will take the top seed heading to the playoffs of the Baseball Philippines Series 8 after they blasted the Alabang Tigers, 13-6, at the Rizal Memorial baseball stadium yesterday.

The win, the Sharks’ ninth against one loss, also foiled the Cebu Dolphins’ bid for the No. 1 berth despite the latter’s 4-2 victory over the Dumaguete Uni-Bikers, 4-2, in Clark Field, Pampanga also yesterday.

Meanwhile, US Ambassador Harry Tomas will deliver the ceremonial pitch, kicking off today’s Pepsi Fil-Am Friendship Day All-Star Game at the Alabang Country Club in Muntinlupa City.

The leading and rising stars in Baseball Philippines will showcase their wares in the game set at 11 a.m. with the US envoy, a noted sports buff, gracing the festivities marking the Fil-Am Day celebrations.

The Red All-Star team is composed of Charlie Labrador, Chris Canlas, Christian Galedo, Deo Remollo, Ernesto Binarao, Francis Candela, Jonjon Robles, Justin Zialcita, Mike Gante, Pelos Remollo, Romeo Jasmin, Rommel Roja, SJ San Juan, Vio Roxas and Vlady Eguia.

Adrian Bernardo, Alfredo Olivarez, Carlos Laurel, Carlos Munoz, Christian De Leon, Darwin Dela Calzada, Denver Largo, Fulgencio Rances, Jonash Ponce, Matt Laurel, Miggy Corcuera, Richard Gamble, Tino Ubungen, Wilfredo Hidalgo and Lorenzo Ubungen make up the Blue All-Star squad to be handled by Isaac Bacarisas of Cebu. (Inquirer)

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